All ULFA members to adopt `Asom` as new surname
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:38
Guwahati: The ULFA's anti-talk faction on Friday announced that henceforth all members of the outfit would adopt 'Asom' as their new surname in place of their existing ones.

''All members of the outfit has decided to adopt a common surname 'Asom' from today in the interest of creating a greater Assamese society'', the faction's Publicity Incharge Arunodoy Dohotiya said in an e-mail statement signed as Arunodoy Asom.

He said that the outfit was committed to protect the identity of each and every Assamese and as a step in this direction, the ULFA's Central committee has decided to give up their surnames and adopt 'Asom' as their last name.

Henceforth, all ULFA members will have 'Asom' as their surname and Acting Chairman Abhijit Barman will be called Abhijit Asom.

Meanwhile, Acting 'Financial Secretary' Jiban Moran and 'Deputy Commander-in-chief' Drishti Rajkhowa have already changed their surnames and have accordingly printed new letter pads with their new names, the statement added.


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:38

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